05 June 2014

Curriculum Models. A Sharing Initiative

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    A few years ago I undertook an information gathering exercise for the Grammar Schools Heads’ Association, collecting over 70 different curriculum models.  I asked people to send me their model in a format that matched our own, using Excel, so that it was…

Curriculum Models. A Sharing Initiative

 

The Current KEGS Curriculum Model

The Current KEGS Curriculum Model-  see the link below for the proper Excel version.

 

A few years ago I undertook an information gathering exercise for the Grammar Schools Heads’ Association, collecting over 70 different curriculum models.  I asked people to send me their model in a format that matched our own, using Excel, so that it was easy to browse through all of the models in the same format using the tabs in a single workbook for easy visual comparison – people preferred this to a table of figures.

The Master spreadsheet can be found HERE:

MASTER Timetable Models

Last Update. 4/7/14   (18 models)

Click the tabs along the bottom to see each one.  It should print out as one booklet with ready-formatted pages if you select the ‘print workbook’  option. I will update  from time to time as the models come in.

Interestingly, no two models from the original 70 I gathered are the same although there are lots of common features.  A two-week timetable of 50 hour-long lessons is the most common – like the KEGS model.  However, four KS4 options is the most common -whereas KEGS offers five.   There is then all manner of variation of time allocated to each subject at KS3 and KS4.  I find it fascinating.

I am now keen to collect models from a broad selection of schools including where there are different choices or setting/banding pathways within each year group.  If you would like to share your curriculum model, please send me an email (tsherrington@highburygrove.islington.sch.uk)  with a model in the same Excel format of the others.  I will stitch them all together and refresh the master sheet including any I receive. (I won’t process or include any that are not presented exactly the same way).  It’s especially helpful if they are pre-formatted to print out on one page. You can add explanatory notes at the bottom if that helps to get the details.  I will include your school’s name if you wish, or not if you’d rather not.

Thanks for participating.

 

 

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  • David Bishop
    Posted at 09:09h, 06 June Reply

    Hi
    Are you going to have curriculum models available for interested colleagues or is it sharing with colleagues who share their currculum model,? With best wishes David

    • headguruteacher
      Posted at 14:29h, 06 June Reply

      My intention is to share it with everyone, updating it periodically. I’m hoping that people will contribute freely if they work in a school – that seems reasonable. They just need to get it into the common format. If you have a model to share, please do.

  • Tony Battista
    Posted at 12:47h, 06 June Reply

    Reblogged this on The Road to RIO and commented:
    Useful article possibly giving all the curriculum changes upon us …..

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    I prefer the traditional format.

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